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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Relafen (Overview)

Relafen is a pain medication.


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What is relafen or nabumetone?

What is relafen or nabumetone?

Relafin: Relafen (nabumetone) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
54 doctors shared insights

Relafen (Overview)

Relafen is a pain medication.


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Has any one prescribed relafen ( nabumetone ) for knee pain related to arthritis?

Has any one prescribed relafen ( nabumetone ) for knee pain related to arthritis?

Relafin: Relafen (nabumetone) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

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How can nsaid relafen (nabumetone) be used for inflammation and back pain?

How can nsaid relafen (nabumetone) be used for inflammation and back pain?

Depends on cause: All anti inflammatories have both an anti inflamatory effect as well as a pain relieving effect. Relafen (nabumetone) can help most common types of low back pain as long as you have no stomach issues, liver problems, kidney problems, an Aspirin allergy and you are not on any blood thinners like warfarin. ...Read more

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How effective is relafen (nabumetone) for arthritis?

How effective is relafen (nabumetone) for arthritis?

Its ok: Its one of the milder nsaids with relatively low GI side effects i personally rarely use it. ...Read more

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Thank you! Could you give me your opinion of which works best and is safer with the least chance of negative side effects: mobic, (meloxicam) relafen or voltaren?

Thank you! Could you give me your opinion of which works best and is safer with the least chance of negative side effects:  mobic, (meloxicam) relafen or voltaren?

Even odds: These are all members of the NSAID family. They all have about the same potential for side effects such as stomach irritation or possibly some salt and water retention ( edema). There are some small studies that suggest that diclofenac might have slightly better analgesic effect but they all have fairly equivalent anti-inflammation properties. ...Read more

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Do u have any none interactions between relafen (nabumetone) and instaflex?

See below: I am not aware of any but checking with the pharmacist they could probably do a thorough medication drug interaction check for you. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed relafen (nabumetone) & flexaril for tension headaches (very stressful time). Not helping much. Are there any other prescription options? Should i call her?

Dr prescribed relafen (nabumetone) & flexaril for tension headaches (very stressful time). Not helping much. Are there any other prescription options? Should i call her?

Other options: Have you tried excedrin headache? I found it works well on some patients. The best treatment is obviously stress relief, as that is the cause of tension headache. You may also want to try meditation and see if that helps. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Nabumetone (Definition)

It is an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is available by prescription only. It is used to treat arthritis and a variety of other inflammatory conditions. Nabumetone is the generic ...Read more